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Where can I get Christmas decorations that aren't just tree decorations?

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sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Oct-12 14:08:51

I really struggle each year to find decorations that aren't (a) tree decorations or (b) ornaments.

I'd really like some nice decorations to hang to the ceiling (i.e. from one corner of the ceiling to the other) or something to wrap around the bannisters.

Our tree is done, but I want the rest of the house to look decorated too. At least the kitchen / diner and hallway.


NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Tue 23-Oct-12 14:10:47

WTF??????????????? Your tree is DONE????? You do know it is october?

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Oct-12 14:17:32

Oh gawd, sorry no, I meant 'done' as in I know all the decs for it are up in the loft.

As if!! Blimey, I'm one of those run around at the last minute people. Look in the shops and find the dregs left. Each year I think I must get some nice decorations earlier!

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Oct-12 14:18:16

Although the kids would be chuffed if it is done!

I've not started anything for christmas yet.

Glad I made you sit up through neverknowinglyunderstood ;)

RobinSparkles Tue 23-Oct-12 14:21:59

Dunhelm mill? Next?

I get some things from pound land ie. stickers for the windows etc. you can also get those tinselly garlands for the ceiling (is that what you mean?) from pound land.

MrsBungleBear Tue 23-Oct-12 14:24:16

I saw John Lewis had some decorations in their christmas section - like garlands and things like that.

RobinSparkles Tue 23-Oct-12 14:24:48

Look at these beauties grin

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Oct-12 14:29:59

Robin - exactly, that's what I want to avoid! I really struggle to find non-tree decorations that aren't plastic red/gold shite (sorry if anyone really likes those!)

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Oct-12 14:31:47

Ooh John Lewis have some nice stuff - thanks MrsBungleBear

CiderwithBuda Tue 23-Oct-12 14:36:46

Love those RobinSparkles! Reminds me of my grandma's house. She had gorgeous decorations - much nicer than those really. Purples and gold and silver and made from quite stiff foil. I loved them. Although I was only about 6.

My decorations are much more tasteful these days!

Sheeplikessleep - there are lots around. Now is a good time to buy while there is choice. I love Xmas and have far too many decorations. I have lots of Father Christmas statues/figurines. I put them all together on a table in the hall.

Tesco have garlands you can put on your bannisters.

Some of the Christmas magazines have nice ideas. I think it was in the Ideal Homes one - lovely simple idea of hanging lengths of red ribbon from bannisters and hanging Xmas cards from the ribbon.

TennisFan42 Tue 23-Oct-12 14:36:48

I just googled mistletoe garland and it came up with this one with LED lights in which I thought was pretty
Is that the kind of thing you are thinking of?

OhCobblers Tue 23-Oct-12 14:46:48

I always find lovely decs in garden centres!

queenrollo Tue 23-Oct-12 14:49:41

Christmastime Uk has some crepe paper decs.....

mungojerrie Tue 23-Oct-12 14:52:15

Ikea have some nice bits in this year

lm1983 Tue 23-Oct-12 15:00:36 has some very tasteful decorations both foil and paper varieties. They are expensive but you get what you pay for. Also i bought some paper decorations out of Marks and Spencers!! Not cheap but brilliant quality!

Inneedofbrandy Tue 23-Oct-12 15:04:04

You need to google christmas bunting!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 23-Oct-12 15:09:57

Oh God, my dh festoons our house with those shiny foil garlands and ceiling decorations every year blush

It's his only real failing and after 17 years together I've kind of got used to them nowgrin

CiderwithBuda Tue 23-Oct-12 15:19:13

My Dad does the same Doyouthinktheysaurus. And tinsel. We usually go to my parents for Xmas and end up helping dad with the tree etc. Every year I hide the tinsel and foil tat and every year he finds it all and puts it up!

At home this year so will all be tasteful tat!

Startailoforangeandgold Tue 23-Oct-12 15:42:54

You have to have tinsel everywhere (except the tree).

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 23-Oct-12 16:01:36

I used to hate all the bits dangling form the ceiling, I really did.

However, he's got into the habit of doing it when the dse and I are in bed or I'm at work (nights) and it kind of makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to come downstairs to rooms festooned like Santa's grotty grottoblush <abandons hope>

His parents started it I think, they always did garlands. My parents appear to have attempted to embrace tasteful in their old age! When we were kids it was all multi coloured lights and tinsel a go go, now it's all minimalist tree, clear lights and no tinsel I secretly prefer the tacky look

RobinSparkles Tue 23-Oct-12 16:48:09

DH used to beg me to get those shiny monstrosities garlands like the ones I linked to. I always refused but he would pout and say that it wasn't Christmas without them (PIL had them every year when he was little).

A couple of years ago I gave in. They don't look that bad! Hey, it's Christmas you have to embrace the tack! grin

Our front room always looks lovely at Christmas.

As long as you don't look up

CyclesPerfecta Tue 23-Oct-12 20:03:16

I love for home/ decorations -

FredWorms Tue 23-Oct-12 20:19:15

I have this

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Oct-12 21:55:26

Thank you thank you thank you.
Great ideas, now I'm spoilt for choice!
Thanks for posting. I'm going to need to measure up.

Teddimac Fri 26-Oct-12 22:29:49

I bought a few of these from John Lewis last year. They're quite expensive (and you can get cheaper, similar ones in Ikea I think), but really sturdy considering they're essentially made of paper, and the bigger ones have got a little plastic fitting you can attach to make it into a lantern type thing.

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